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Oct 5, 2012 7:00pm EDT
talked yesterday, things have gone up, take a look. 5.89 as prices in california close in on all-time record highs. just when people in california thought things couldn't get worse. >> five bucks? oh, my god. >> reporter: even bigger sticker shock. >> i had no idea it had gone up this much, you know, just overnight. >> reporter: prices up another 20 cents a gallon since midnight. >> how can it go from what was it? 4.70 a week ago? in california, the price is up 36 cents, to 4.49, 67 cents from last year when gas was 3.82. and some stations are topping five dollars, that is if they have gas. many costco stations shut down this week after running out. and independent stations say they can barely break even. wholesale prices are so high. >> every day, the price is going up, crazy. we have no control in it. >> reporter: they tried to explain that to customers. >> chevron's facility down, exxon mobile, tough to find gasoline because of the refinery production taking a big drop. >> reporter: on thursday, valero the nations largest refinery, announce it would suspend the sales, although
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Oct 8, 2012 11:00pm EDT
political cash in california tonight as his campaign closes in on $1 billion in donations. the president is in san francisco, preparing to go on stage just after mid night our time for a rally and fundraiser. earlier today, the president dedicated the casar chavez national monument. >> in the race for the u.s. senate, a debate tonight talking about the economy, a gridlock in congress and even big bird. >> reporter: with the richmond pbs station hosting the debate -- >> i pledge tonight not to fire big bird and not to defund public broadcasting. >> that was the only light moment in the hour-long debate. his main line of attack is when tim cain accepted. >> how does a governor decide to take on a second job that sends him all over the country giving him part san speeches while over a hundred thousand jobs are lost in virginia. it will still keep virginia the best state for business in america. >> i'm proud of the fact that when i was governor at a very challenging time. we did a lot to bring new businesses to virginia and to have a profile that was significantly greater than othe
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Oct 26, 2012 4:00am EDT
all of their belongings. unbelievable. >>> now to southern california where not a bird, not a plane but a two-pound fish. it was pluck eed from the oceany a bird. the employees placed it in a bucket of water mixed with sea water and then they returned it to sea. >>> finally in new york after years of renovation, people will, once again, be able to visit lady liberty's head starting on sunday. the crown will be open thursday through sunday each week and reservations are required. although, this weekend with sandy coming, not a great time to go. for a look at the weather, here is nbc meteorologist bill karins. >> if you are in the path of the storm, your nbc local station has all the information you need and keep it tuned there. we don't want to ignore our friends in the south, still getting gusty winds. 20 to 35 miles per hour all the way from miami to west palm beach and beach erosion and large waves and you're going to get brushed by this storm from south carolina to georgia to florida but still impacting you as you go throughout your day today. middle of the country looks fine for
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Oct 23, 2012 4:00am EDT
a few votes. >> stay focused, everyone. >> yes. good morning. yesterday in california was where some of the worst weather in the country was. we had a couple of tornadoes. some of those were near the sack kra men tow areas. by california standards it did get everyone's attention. the other thing we have to worry about as we go through the next 48 hours is what's going to happen down in the caribbean. we are watching tropical storm sandy. this one is heading north wards. jamaica, cuba, then the central bahamas. this storm tracks not all that far away from florida. we're not expecting a direct impact. with the uncertainty coming this close to florida, we should see rip current, large waves on the east coast beaches. then the storm is off to the east coast sometime sunday into monday. where is the storm heading after that? a lot of questions. this high pressure is going to block it. it's not going to easily head out to sea. it's a race between the cool air and cold air. this could get sucked up to the north. we haven't ruled out new england impacts and the canadian maritimes. there's no
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Oct 13, 2012 11:00pm EDT
is a live look from los angeles as the shuttle makes its way to its new home at the california science center. and look at all the people out tonight in l.a. watching that. it's taken two days for the shuttle to make the 12-mile trip. crews had to maneuver it through the streets of los angeles as you saw there. nbc's stephanie stanton talked to excited fans who lined up to get a glimpse of the shuttle. >> reporter: thousands of excited fans lined the streets for day two of the shuttle's slow crawl through the streets of l.a. >> this is history. >> reporter: at top speeds of just 2 miles an hour, officials navigated the 170,000-pound shuttle through the city, carefully avoiding trees, street lights, and even coming within inches of some buildings. why'd you want to come see it? >> because it looks really big. and cool. >> oh my god. huge. really huge. it's amazing to see that this was in space and now it's here in our city. >> reporter: last night engineers were faced with one of their most difficult maneuvers yet, getting "endeavour" across the 405 freeway. this morning, the sh
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Oct 8, 2012 4:30am EDT
." today president obama will wrap up a two-day fund-raising trip in california. yesterday he spoke at a fund-raising concert with performances by john bon jovi and katy perry. and he attended a fund-raising dinner. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent wall street journal/marist poll shows tim kaine pulling ahead. david gregory moderated the debate last month. >>> today a warning that china's two leading technology firms pose a major security concern to the u.s. there's a live look at the capitol. after a year long investigation, the panel is warning the government, as well as private businesses, to avoid poway technologies and zte corporation. those companies are among the world's leading telecommunications companies. both deny posing a threat to the u.s. >>> and venezuela's president hugo chavez wips a third term in office. the electoral council announced that chavez won by a narrow margin. it ends a bitter campaign in which chavez denied using oil control to his
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Oct 4, 2012 7:00pm EDT
tonight. >>> now out to california. of course, the driving capital of the world where the problem concerns gasoline. both where to buy it and what you'll pay for it. kristen dahlgren, good evening. >> reporter: 5.69 for unleaded. so much that they had to put signs up apologizing to customers saying it is not our fault. this is normally the time of year we see gas prices drop, but last night, prices went up an average of eight cents a gallon and prices are still climbing. they're calling this the highest single day increase in history. it started with that fire at the richmond refinery in august. there was also a power failure at an exxon mobil refinery in southern california this week and a pipeline shutdown that further cut supplies so much that some gas stations ran out of gas includinging a costco near los angeles, so some station owners saying they're thinking of shutting down comple completely. they say it's too difficult to sell at these prices. >> kristen dahlgren in southern california. >>> and late news tonight about that u.s. border patrol agent killed earlier this week
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Oct 8, 2012 5:00am EDT
." >>> today president obama will wrap up his two-day fund-raising trip in california. yesterday he spoke at a fund-raising concert with performances by john bon jovi, stevie wonder, and katy perry. he poked a little fun at himself and his recent debate performance. >> and everybody here is incredible professionals. they're such great friends, and they just perform flawlessly night after night. i can't always say the same. >> last night mr. obama also attended a $25,000 per person fund-raising dinner. tomorrow the president will hit the campaign trail in ohio. >>> virginia's u.s. senate candidates will hold their second debate today. republican george allen and democrat tim kaine will square off in richmond. a recent nbc/wall street journal/marist poll shows kaine pulling ahead of allen 49-44%. david gregory moderated their first debate last month. >>> today controversial ads will be popping up in some metro stations and on some metro buses. the ads equate muslim radicals to savages, and they'll be displayed at the georgia avenue, petworth, "u" street, takoma, and glen mont stations
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Oct 17, 2012 2:05am EDT
needs lucy and ethel on the sidelines. just to throw in a little california in january unds awfully good to me. >>> so you're watching "the voice." >> this is, again, where they have the sing-offs. we're only going to do two teams today and let you pick. this is team blake, layla versus suzanne that. they are singing "dog days are over" by florence and the machine, but tell me who you like best. ♪ ♪ the dark days are over the dark days are done ♪ ♪ horses are coming so you better run ♪ ♪ run fast for your mother and fast for your father run for your children and your sisters and brothers. leave all your love and longing behind ♪ >> do you pick sara haines or the other girl? >> they are good singers, the first girl has a more distinctive voice. >> that was the one who got selected. sara haines moves on. her name is soouzuzanne that. next one is a great one, this is team christina. this is jocelyn versus sylvia. they are both brunettes and sing a song called "what goes around comes around." >> okay. ♪ 'cause honestly you turned out to be the best thing i ever -- you tu
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Oct 9, 2012 7:00pm EDT
when the 81-year-old suffered a stroke, her driver's license was restricted by the california dmv. >> the physician told me he was required by law to report to the state that i had had a stroke, and that meant that they would -- they may take my car keys. and that to me was like a death sentence. >> reporter: when it comes to older drivers and the dmv, requirements for driver's license renewal vary from state to state, whether it's a vision, written or driving test, there is no standard national guideline. california and five other states require physicians to report patients who may be a risk on the road. but experts say with more americans driving into their 90s, more scrutiny is needed. >> put your brake on. >> health care providers are not really knowledgeable about driving, and what are the circumstances in which somebody should not continue to drive. >> reporter: aaa is trying to avoid accidents involving senior drivers. in 2003, an 86-year-old plowed through a santa monica farmer's market killing ten. two months ago in los angeles, a 100-year-old driver hit a group of schoo
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Oct 23, 2012 11:00pm EDT
the coast of california. >> you eve probably seen the google car operates without a driver. and, tonight, it is one step closer to alienating our highways. >> a local marine separated from his four-legged companion. >> we're looking pretty good after a fantastic day today. jim, our temperatures are in the 50s and low 60s. we're talking about some more mild air, really mild. and what could be wild next week from a tropical storm that could get closer to an east co >>> oh the coast of california, a 29-year-old man was killed. a friend was able to drag him out of the water, but the man was dead by the time paramedics arrived. there were no shark warning signs posted in the area. the police there say sharksightedings are not rare. >> an alexandria marine will soon be reunited with an old war-time friend. he took the dog in, nursed him back to help and let bolt sleep in the tent during the winter. but the commander of the base ordered all dogs to be removed. they were taken miles away, but bolt couldn't just bare to be separated from his new behind. >> apparently ran behind a convoy
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Oct 8, 2012 6:00pm EDT
policy experience. but the president ignored romney's speech today during his visit to california. >>> election day is just a month away in virginia. senate race is one of the most highesprofile races in the country. tim kaine and george allen will be facing off in a debate tonight. live near richmond with a look at how each candidate hopes to gain an edge in this close contest. >> reporter: well, first you might get a little chuckle out of this. i'm standing alongside sesame street lined with campaign signs because a pbs station is televising the debate. it will also be shown in tv markets across virginia. that's why there's so much at stake tonight for tim kaine and george allen. both will try to win over the small percentage of undecided voters out there. this was the televised face-off between democrat tim kaine and republican george allen in fairfax county a few weeks ago. allen charged senator kaine would turn to tax hikes to battle the deficit. while kaine accused allen of hollow promises void of specifics. tonight's moderator said the tax discussion will undoubtedly emerge
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Oct 17, 2012 4:00pm EDT
in california is wrestling with a medical and ethical dilemma. coleman started a new school in palo alto, and settling in when administrators told his family he would have to transfer to a different school three miles away. coleman is a nonsymptomatic carrier of the gene for cystic fibros fibrosis. it's not contagious. but cf patients can pose dangers to each other through coughing or close contact. even near carriers of the gene can be dangerous for someone with the disease. the school system allows one patient per school and coleman's school had one student with cf before he arrived. >> coleman has attended two other schools with cf children. it's never been an issue, ever. >> in general, we would prefer that there not be more than one cystic fibrosis patient in a school. >> coleman's parents are challenging the school system in court next week. in the meantime, he's being home schooled. the average life expectancy for cystic fibrosis patients is 37 years. >>> let's get the latest word on the weather. big changes blowing in. >> out there right now, temperature of 68 degrees. not b
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Oct 8, 2012 3:05am EDT
on this program, arnold schwarzenegger, former governor of california. recent revelations about his personal conduct have hurt his reputation, to say the very least. you have noticed he's been out this week with a new book called "total recall:my unbelievable true story" in which he details what he says are his successes and his failures. governor schwarzenegger, whack welcome back to "meet the press" meet. . >> thank you. it's good to be back again. >> let's start with politics. you're still a high profile voice in the republican party. what do you make of the race? can governor romney win this election? >> i think that the race is wide open. and i think that there's a lot of things that change all the time especially close to the election. i think either one of them can win it. it really depends. >> are you a naive optomist when it comes to your belief in post partisanship? you see what goes on in this town. i know it's a big work of your job as a professor and your institute at usc. how does post partisanship happen when you see the polarization in washington and how poorly thing
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Oct 20, 2012 6:00am EDT
money for michael and lauren who are the stars of show. michael came all the way from california and lauren from california. she is the star of the show "glee" and so michael has an incredible job out in a law firm in california. these are great success stories and we're raising money to support people like this. >> how much are you hoping to raise today? >> we hope about 2.5 million and 25 hundred participants. we keep growing it every year. this is our third ride around the country. my sister maria did one up in boston with tom brady and we're adding one in miami, too. >> reporter: you have some pretty famous athletes. >> carl lewis leads our 5-k run, in my opinion the best olympian ever. 20-year supporter. committed big time. helps us enormously. gary hall is another great olympic athlete. a lot of great people but the stars are our buddy participants. buddies are riding 100 miles, 50 miles, walking 5-k, running, every aspect, giving speeches. michael is going to speak at the opening ceremony. >> reporter: you're speaking and participating in the athletic part, too? wench . >> i'm
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Oct 15, 2012 4:00am EDT
passenger onboard an f-15 jet that raced across california's mojavi desert. absolutely amazing. >>> now here's a look at some other stories across america. a car plowing into a scrap metal business. luckily it happened in the middle of the night, so no one was around, kpeptd for the driver, who could be seen getting out of the car several minutes after the impact. >>> in california, it is finally home sweet home for space shuttle endeavor. we've sped up this video of what was a long, winding and two-mile-per-hour journey through the streets of l.a. this weekend. after soaring above the earth dozens of times, its final trek was to a museum where it's going to go on display later this month. >>> to new york, it's not as big as that shuttle, but this pumpkin is still pretty great, right? it's weighing in at 1,300 pounds and the grower says it's all thanks to hard work, no funny business. >>> a map discovered buried in the vault of a historical vote shows george washington's encampment at valley forge, pennsylvania, could have changed this country's history forever if it had fallen into the
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Oct 24, 2012 4:00am EDT
schedule over the next three days in eight states including iowa, colorado, and california and an appearance on jay leno tonight. >> all right, tracie pots there for us in washington. tacie, thanks. >>> the white house and the state department were advised that an islamic militant group was behind the benghazi attack just two hours after that assault began. this information is according to a report by the reuters news agency. they managed to obtain e-mails that described the attack as it was still underway. the white house and state department have not commented yet on those e-mails. >>> well, now here's a look at some other stories making news early today in america. we're going to begin with a deadly shark attack in southern california. a 39-year-old man was killed while surfing in the waters off surf beach. the victim suffered a massive bite wound on his upper torso and was pronounced dead on the scene. this is the second fatal attack on surf beach which does not have any shark warning signs posted. they're investigating what kind of shark was involved. >>> now over to texas wh
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Oct 15, 2012 5:00am EDT
capsized off the coast of italy. >>> the space shuttle "endeavour" at its new home in california. the shuttle arrived at the california science center on sunday. it was 17 hours late. it took three days to go 12 miles from the airport to the museum. a hiydraulic leak in the transporter contributed to the delay. tree trimmers had to account for the shuttle's wing span. >>> 75 years after becoming the first human to fly faster than the speed of sound, retired air force brigadier general chuck yeager is making some noise again. he sat in the backseat of an f-15 eagle that broke the sound barrier more than 30,000 feet above california's mojave des t desert. that's quite different than the experimental bell-x rocket he piloted into history on october 14th, 1947. >>> and an austrian sky diver, felix baumgartner, jumped from 24 miles up and reached speeds of more than 3,300 miles per hour before landing safely in the new mexico desert. check out this landing, perfection. baumgartner used a special capsule to travel up into the stratosphere. he wore a high tech suit to shield himself on
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Oct 12, 2012 6:00am EDT
california science museum where the shuttle will spend its retirement, take a little rest there to prep. hundreds of trees were cleared away from the city, and sidewalks had to be closed. for pedestrians, looks like a lot of fun at the news desk. melissa mollet, news 4. >>> i think it ran through a red light. new this morning, the mars land rover curiosity appears to have made a very surprising yet familiar find on the red planet. while testing rocks for chemical compositions, curiosity uncovered a rock that is new to mars but very similar to ones found on earth around hawaii and other pacific islands. nasa is being very careful when it comes to describing what this means. curiosity landed there in august and is trying to uncover whether there was ever life on mars. >>> new this morning, the winner of the 2012 nobel peace prize. >> the nobel committee has decided that the nobel peace prize for 2012 is to be awarded to the european union. >> that announcement made just a short time ago in oslo, norway. the chair of the nobel committee says the european union helped transform once wa
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Oct 21, 2012 8:00am EDT
medals in london, will enter her freshman year at the university of california at berkeley next september. that's the news. now back to jenna and dylan. we wish her the very best. good news for her. >>> diylan dreyer is here with check on the weather. hi, dylan. >> it's pretty nice out. >> anyway, so thanks for your time. we're going to take a short break. oh, so there's other things to talk about. go right ahead. >> other than you i have more to talk about. >> oh! she's been here like three weeks, and she is digging me. go right in there. welcome. >>> we are going to see pretty nice weather across the country. a few scattered showers across portions of northern dakotas but we are keeping an eye out for a big storm to move into the west coast tomorrow from central california up into oregon. we could end up with some of the mountain regions are over a foot of snow especially above 5,500 feet. the rest of the country today does look nice and quiet. that's a look at the weather acro across the country. >>> and that's your latest weather. >> dylan, thank you very much. >>> coming up next on "
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Oct 6, 2012 6:00am EDT
to 4.61 per gallon, 67 cents more than drivers in california paid this time last year. there is also a gas shortage at some stations. >> chevron's facility in richmond is still down from the fire in august. exxon mobil's facility now in torrance suffering through power interruptions. it's tough to find gasoline because refinery production all of a sudden is taking a big drop. >> gas prices across the east coast are hovering around $4 a gallon. right now a gallon of regular in d.c. is as low as $3.86 down five cents from yesterday. filling up in maryland is $3.70. it is $3.60 in virginia down one cent and 3.87 in west virginia which is up three cents overnight. >>> safety investigators are looking into a possible recall of some honda minivans and suvs. the national highway traffic safety administration says they've received complaints about the honda odyssey and honda pilot from model years 2003 and 2004. the cars reportedly allowed drivers to remove the key when the transmission is not in park. that can result in the car rolling away. the safety program affects more than 500,000 cars
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Oct 23, 2012 5:00pm EDT
that would legally permit driverless cars to travel the streets of washington. just like california, florida, and nevada, whenever they arrived. >> well, the real attraction is increased safety. about 70% of the vehicle crashes, unimpaired drivers. the drivers that are in no way ill paired them just make mistakes. >> reporter: the obama administration said tuesday pits launching a new research initiative on the safety and reliability of driverless technology. >> in any event, this is a step toward the jetson. not the flintstones. >> reporter: out on the city streets of the nation's capital, motorists were mixed about the idea. >> they already have cars that can deck when you're approaching too close and so i think the technology is pretty close. >> i like driving myself, personally. i wouldn't want a computer or technology to do it for me. >> sure. we already have them in california. i follow the google car all the time. no problem. >> sometime you need a human touch to make decisions, what you're going to do in a traffic situation. that changes invariably just down the street. >> r
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Oct 8, 2012 4:00pm EDT
visit to california. >>> the death toll continues to climb from a meningitis outbreak. the cdc said there are 105 confirmed cases of meningitis. eight people are dead, two of those happened in maryland and virginia. the outbreak was linked to steroid shots sold by a pharmacy in massachusetts. >>> on wall street, traders ended a three-day winning streak, the dow dropping 26 points, the nasdaq down about 23, and the s&p 500 was off five points. some say fear about corporate earnings sparked the sell-off. >>> fall weather, cool weather, a taste of winter today. let's get another check on our weather with chief meteorologist doug kammerer. >> this is one of the reasons why, you can see the cloud cover, the showers streaming across parts of the region, too. we are going to continue to see the cold air. we're also going to see more in the waive of shower activity. it will be on the light side. the umbrellas will be needed. very cool conditions. look at the temperatures. only 41 in elkins, west virginia. many areas in the upper 30s. hot springs, virginia, 36 degrees right now. 45 at hagers
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Oct 15, 2012 6:00am EDT
its way to the new home at the california science museum. it took "endeavour" three days to travel 12 miles. it arrived 17 hours late. the shuttle had trouble making sharp turns. and navigators had to make sure the shuttle would not clip trees or bring down light poles. 6:21. >> that's our time right now, and tom kierein has the forecast. >> the whole time his left blinker was on. >>> as we get started this morning, you're going to need an umbrella as you head out the door. no rain here now. we do have a few sprinkles out of the mountains of western maryland, parts of west virginia headed north and east. most of the morning ought to be dry. it's a bit blustery. the leaves are swirling around. we've had winds gusting around 20 miles an hour. we're in the 60s from the bay all the way to the mountains. here's your storm team 4 forecast. greater chance of showers this afternoon. high near 70. tonight as we clear out and sunny tomorrow, chilly start, afternoon highs low to mid-60s. a bit milder wednesday, thursday, friday. might get showers friday morning. weekend looks nice. partly clo
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Oct 11, 2012 2:05am EDT
, roseville, california, welcome enough. eat two scoops of ice cream, about how long would you have to walk to burn off the calories? one hour, two hours, three hours or five hours. of course, it doesn't say what kind of ice cream. what do you think? >> i'm going to say five hours? [ buzzer ] >> and you would be wrong from roseville, california. >> well. but hopefully you'll enjoy that. >> okay. all right. so the correct answer here is two hours. >> yeah. it is going to be two hours 'cause two scoops is about 300 each. taking a moderate walk, take you a couple hours to do that not a bad thing. if you want to enjoy it take that walk. remember, there's some payoff for eating that indulgence or have one scoop, only have to walk for an hour. >> yeah. back across. >> visiting from the beautiful town of chattanooga, we all want to satisfy our sweet tooth, especially hoda. of the following two items, which has less calories, nine hershey's kisses or one regular size nestle's crunch bar? >> a. nine hershey kisses. [ ding ] >> those are so good. and you get nine. >> and you get nine of them. sometim
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Oct 19, 2012 4:00am EDT
comes to us from san diego, california, where one newborn at the zoo has continued to charm the world. you really just have to see it. take a look. this 11 week old giant panda who's still little has taken his first baby steps. the vets were examining the cub when he raised one paw and then mustered enough strength to lurch forward before collapsing. the precious animal looked like he was crawling but vets say these first steps are what they call clumsy walking. we've all been there, haven't we? i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> 4:28. some of us waking up to some lingering sprinkles. this is the live view from our hd city cam. ahead, a look at what's in store for your weekend. first, good morning, everybody. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm angie. >>> police are searching for a man who shot twice while standing on his front porch. police say the victim was shot during a robbery. he was taken to the hospital and is expected to be survive. >> today the sixth gunman in one of the deadliest murder sprees in d.c. history wi
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Oct 2, 2012 4:00am EDT
california, governor jerry brown signed a bill that would allow half a million young illegal immigrants who qualify for the federal work permit program to obtain driver's licenses. >>> near hong kong at least 36 people were killed when a boat filled with holiday party goers collidewide a ferry and sank. it is the deadliest accident there in years. >>> a house in clam mouth falls, oregon, that was sold this summer turned out to be a meth lab. it had toxic chemicals 80 times. the family who bought the foreclosed house from the government got sick and now has few options. >>> the white house is lit up in pink to mark october as breast cancer awareness month. new york's empire state building is also bathed in pink. and even buckingham palace in london has gone pink to support the breast cancer awareness campaign >>> and now here's an early look at how wall street's going to kick off the day. the dow closed at 13,515 after adding 77 points yesterday. the s&p was up 3 but the nasdaq lost 2. taking a look at overseas trading this morning. in tokyo the nikkei fell ten points while in hong kong
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Oct 22, 2012 4:30am EDT
no victim...you earned your benefits. don't let mitt romney take them away. >>> a california woman found a meteorite. weber says the rock hit her roof on wednesday but didn't think anything of it until she read that debris from the meteor could be found in her area. scientists are now searching the area for other space rocks. >> we've been talking about the orionid meteor shower. unfortunately, we found out this weekend, because of all the city lights in d.c., you couldn't get a look at it saturday night. she got a close-up look. >> it kind of looked like a fig. i wouldn't have thought of it. >> i'm sure you can look for it on ebay sometime soon. >> we hope you had a great weekend, everybody. outside it's a little chilly but clear. we're having a great morning so far, and we're really looking forward to a warmup. >> we could see temperatures climb to nearly 30 degrees in a day. can you believe that? the time is 4:58. we're talking about temperatures in the 40s. you're waking up to cool conditions. again, that's all about to change. tom kierein is here. tom, you didn't get the memo.
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Oct 2, 2012 11:00pm EDT
california promoted his new book "total call" tonight. >> if i have to answer these questions now or if i answer them later on, i might as well just answer them now. >> reporter: the book is more than 6 h00 pages in length. >> it's problem that i created. it was totally my fault. it was no one else's fault and therefore i have to face up to it. >> i mean, you know, cheating is the fwbiggest insult. you know, clinton did it. a lot of men in power did it. >> reporter: but other fans didn't seem phased by the elephant in the room. >> i think he's done a lot of valuable movies, politics and made a lot of krixzs. >> i'm a lifelong fan. >> ray lamede says his expectations for the night were pretty shot. >> he came out and his handlerings were like let's go, you've go t to move. >> he and his body were the first in line for the famous john hancock. >> very cold. he didn't acknowledge us. >> love him or hate him, most people will say he will always be the govenator. >> american airlines is now explaining what led to some scary moments for some passengers when their seats came loose in the middle
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Oct 12, 2012 4:30am EDT
california science center. that trip will take two days. the transporter that the shuttle is being carried on is only moving at two miles an hour. in order to make this happen, crews had to cut down 400 trees and remove dozens of traffic lights. in some places, the shuttle will come within inches of buildings. >> yikes. >> that would be cool to see. you cannot reach out and touch it. >> watch out you don't get in the way. 4:37. >>> ahead on "news 4 today," doing what they can to help. the donation to a family of a man found beaten in eastern market. take away his toys and he'll play with a stick. take away their bikes and they'll still find a way to get where they're going. but if take you away early childhood education... slash k-12 funding... and cut college aid for middle class families ... they won't go far. yet that's exactly what mitt romney wants to do... ...to pay for a $250,000 tax break for multi-millionaires. if mitt romney wins, the middle class loses. priorities usa action is responsible for the content of this advertising. >>> may juror troubjor traffic s angeles overnight. heav
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Oct 23, 2012 4:30am EDT
home in the d.c. area. >>> this morning people in northern california are cleaning up from some wild weather. here's a look at one of several funnel clouds spotted near sacramento. the national weather service confirms at least five tornadoes touched down last night. strong winds damaged roofs, uprooted trees, and knocked over a tractor trailer. so far there are no reports of any injuries there. >>> 4:41. time for weather and traffic on the ones. we're having nice weather. i love it. >> especially for this time of year. >> we have gorgeous autumn color too. good morning, time for weather and traffic on the ones at 4:41. >>> not as chilly this morning. here are the area temperatures. right now in the 40s in the nearbyuburbs and rural areas. 46 at reagan national. by 6:30, 50 degrees. a partly cloudy morning by the lunch hour. should be near 70 there. here's the hour by hour forecast for the entire region. we will soar to the upper 70s by midafternoon. a delightful day coming up, partly cloudy, and not a lot of humidity. i'm back in ten minutes with the seven-day outlook into the weeke
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00am EDT
happened, dozen more flights are being canceled to allow for additional repairs. >>> in california, gas prices shot up as much as over 30 cents while some stations supplies have dried up thanks to refinery and pipeline problems. >>> meanwhile, in canada, 16 trail lor loads of stolen maple syrup were escorted back to the warehouse in quebec. a barrel of the sticky commodity costs more than oil. >>> meanwhile, a bitter sweet problem in france. an m and m candy biogas plant nearby was the source of the artificial coloring. >>> finally, only in new york do kids pay a baby-sitter to hold their phone. that's right, the devices aren't allowed at school so this company parks outside and holds their phone during class for $1 a day. >>> coming up, the rams down the cards, a college football comeback and a boxing first. >>> plus, a special blood soaked sock could be up for sale. your sports headlines are straight ahead. >>> i don't even think i'd buy it if it was a yankee pitcher with a bloody sock. your forecast has temperatures tumbling on the eastern seaboard. your forecast is coming up. you're
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Oct 15, 2012 4:30am EDT
to travel 12 miles to the home of the california science center. "endeavour" crept through the streets of los angeles at just 2 miles per hour. it finally arrived at the museum yesterday 17 hours late. the shuttle had trouble making sharp turns, surprise, surprise, and avoiding some light poles there in the l.a. area as well. the carrier also began leaking oil, apparently. >>> right now the former captain of the shipwrecked costa concordia is in court. fran che francesco scuttino seen here on the left. more than 1,000 victims, survivors are in the court as well. he's accused of manslaughter, abandoning ship, and other charges. he denies the charges and is suing to get his job back. in january, 32 people on board that ship died in the accident. meanwhile, salvage teams are working around the clock to stabilize the costa concordia. they hope to roll over the ship and get it floating again by spring. >>> friends and co-workers of two men seriously injured in a fiery crash are raising money to help cover their medical bills. hector, shown in the hat, and santos work as bar backs at
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Oct 16, 2012 4:00am EDT
broke in with it here. >>> this comes to us from knsd nbc 7 in san diego, california, students at one high school showed their classmate just how popular he is on campus. ivan mendoza who has down's syndrome was elected homecoming king in a landslide. crawford high school seniors jumped at the chance to crown him homecoming king. ivan's core row nation began at friday's pep rally and ended with him dressed to the nines for saturday's school dance. looking good there. i'm lynn berry. this is "early today," just your first stop of the day today on your nbc station. >>> it is 4:28 right now. a bit cooler -- a lot cooler than it was this time yesterday, but not too much. sunshine is on the way, and your forecast is first. good morning. i'm aaron gilchrist. >> and i'm eun yang. welcome to "news 4 today" for this tuesday, october 16, 2012. >>> university of maryland is warning students about an armed robbery near campus. the robbery happened on the intersection of calvert road and princeton avenue. several students were running when they were approached by a man with a gun. police say t
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Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
arrived at its new home. the shuttle rolled into the california science center in los angeles about two hours ago. but that was more than 15 hours later than scheduled. its 12-mile trip through the city hit some snags. crews had to carefully maneuver the massive shuttle around trees, buildings, and ewe tillitil tillity poles. hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets to see the shuttle. the exhibit will open october 30th. what a sight that was. >> just what l.a. traffic needed was the space shuttle navigating downtown. >> like something out of a horror flick. >> i still always thought it was prettier when it was flying because that's what it was built to do, you know? that shot over the golden gate bridge and when it came down over the national mall, just amazing. >> an amazing sun going down today. >> good looking day outside today and a beautiful sundown on the way, everybody. so if you haven't got anything to do right about 6:30 this evening, as soon as this newscast is over, you are safe to go outside and look at the western sky because it will be, jim you have to wait u
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Oct 25, 2012 4:30am EDT
abduct a woman back in may while she was jogging. >>> the man who opened fire on a california family is still on the run. overnight, a third family member died from injuries. two others are still recovering. police say someone who does not appear to be related started shooting inside the family's business in suburban l.a. yesterday, then went to their nearby home and continued firing. police also don't think the man ever worked for the family. the gunman is believed to have taken off in that family's car. >>> we've learned new details about a shooting, this one at a megachurch in georgia. the man was committed to a mental health facility in maryland. police arrested 51-year-old floyd palmer. in 2001, he was charged with attempted murder, assault and handgun charges in baltimore but was released in 2005. palmer was also once a church employee. the church is run by a well-known televangelist and pastor. >>> today we'll get an update on the purple line. prince george's county hosting a purple line business summit in green belt to discuss the economic impact of that proposed line, that 1
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Oct 7, 2012 6:00pm EDT
tonight california based spacex will attempt to send an unmanned cap actual to the international space station. it did a similar mission back in may. this time it will stay there for much of october as astronauts conduct experiments. liftoff is scheduled for 8:35 tonight from florida's cape canaveral. >>> well, wedding day is supposed to be one to remember, and in philadelphia it was memorable for all the wrong reasons after a fight broke out at the reception. >>> plus, will this cold, dreary weather continue through the week? chuck is back with the forecast coming up next. let me tell you how i will create 12 million jobs when president obama couldn't. first, my energy independence policy means more than three million new jobs. many of them in manufacturing. my tax reform plan to lower rates for the middle class and for small business creates seven million more. and expanding trade, cracking down on china, and improving job training takes us to over 12 million new jobs. i'm mitt romney, and i approve this message. >>> president obama landed in los angeles about an hour ago. he's there
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Oct 6, 2012 6:30pm EDT
high. gas now the most expensive ever in california. why folks in the nation's biggest state are paying the price. >>> freeze warning. afte a summer like start to october, now the big chill. >>> sign of the times, kids packing the cafeteria, but not just for lunch. why more and more schools are now serving dinner. >>> and a tangled mess on one of the most congested highways in america, drivers can't believe it. a massive project brought to a grinding halt by the itsy-bitsy spider. >>> from nbc news world headquarters in new york, this is nbc "fightly news" with lester holt. >> one month from today we'll be coming on the air counting down to the poll closings. the month to go mark in a race that's taken potential game changing twist this week. mitt romney's strong debate performance and yesterday's timely drop in the nation's unemployment rate. these are critical days on every level from fund-raising to how the candidates define themselves and each other to an electorate that is now fully engaged and focused. our andrea mitchell is standing by with analysis, but first nbc's peter
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Oct 14, 2012 9:00am EDT
i'm extremely pleased to welcome it to it's new home here in southern california. after a delay, fans were treated to a smeshl musical performance arranged by deb by allen. it's new home will be the california science center where they hope it will inspire future generations of astronauts. >> this morning, naval officials are trying to figure out how two ships collided. . one ship hit another during routine operations. no one was hurt, and officials are still surveying the extent of the damage. both of the ships were able to return and dock on their own. fighter jets zeros in over the skies of virginia last night after two small planes entered no fly zones. they were intercepted within 15 minutes of each other. it was restricted air space because air force one just landed. both planes were escorted out of of the area. >> both president obama and mitt romney are preparing for tuesday's debate. the president is in williamsburg virginia for the next few days. he is planning on staying there until the debate. john kerry is again playing the role of romney, and romney is traveling al
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Oct 13, 2012 7:00am EDT
morning, it is making its way through the streets of l.a. california dreaming at about two miles per hour, inching its way toward the california science center. thousands of people turning out to watch. going to check on its progress in just a little while can. you imagine being able to look out your window and see that? that's the coolest thing ever. >> i feel sorry for the guys looking good, looking good, and the guy who measured it to the inch. >> their hearts racing. i told you to the left! >> good luck to that. >>> also, it's as if no time has passed between these three. the stars of "the carol burnett show" are just as sharp and funny as they were in the late '60s. a look back at the good times they had on the show we all grew to love. >> i wanted to be carol burnett. also laverne from laverne and cher lee. >>> plus, prince harry, proof it's not just for show. >>> but let's begin with the devastating news out of colorado. authorities confirming the body found in a field belongs to the missing 10-year-old jessica ridgeway. leanne greg is live in westminster, colorado, with the latest
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Oct 2, 2012 7:00am EDT
railroad tracks in california's central valley where at least 20 passengers were injured after a tractor trailer hit an amtrak train. two passenger cars and a locomotive were slammed off the tracks. investigators are working to determine if the crash was caused by driver error. >>> let's head to wall street and cnbc's mandy drury is at the new york stock exchange. mandy, what's this about american express paying back some of its customers. >> reporter: absolutely, natalie. listen up, if you have an american express card because amex will refund $85 million to 250,000 customers for allegedly deceiving and overcharging those card users. elsewhere, wall street yesterday kicked off the new quarter with a modest rally. we'll see if it can do the same again. and if you own apple stock, well, guess what october is the best month for that stock based on the past 20 years. back to you. >> all right. mandy drury at the new york stock exchange, thanks. >>> and what happened to the women? ikea is apologizing after its catalog in saudi arabia edited its female models out of the picture n.muslim, saud
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Oct 24, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. election season takes a nasty turn in virginia. >>> a gunman on the loose in california after a back-to-back shooting that started at a family-owned business. >>> coming up in sports, the tigers and the giants getting ready to square off in game one of the world series. the redskins still trying to figure out what's been going wrong with their secondary. >>> and robert griffin iii welcoming back a familiar face. as news4 at 6:00 continues. president obama: there's just no quit in america... and you're seeing that right now. over five million new jobs. exports up forty one percent. home values... rising. our auto industry... back. and our heroes are coming home. we're not there yet, but we've made real progress and the... last thing we should do is turn back now. here's my plan for the next four years: making education and training a national priority; building on our manufacturing boom; boosting american-made energy; reducing the deficits responsibly by cutting where... we can, and asking the wealthy to pay a little more. and ending the war in afghanistan, so we can... do some nation-bu
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Oct 23, 2012 7:00pm EDT
almaguer, nbc news, san jose, california. >>> apple stock was down today, because investors fear the $329 starting price for the ipad mini is too high for the market. that only contributed to an already rough tuesday on the market. the dow was down 243 points, it's biggest drop since last june. nasdaq and s&p 500 were both down as well. >>> still ahead for us, what could be a new option for women who want to have children but first have to deal with a life saving ordeal. >>> and later pippa middleton decides to go public and she's open about what she's best known for thus far. [ male announcer ] feeling like a shadow of your former self? c'mon, michael! get in the game! [ male announcer ] don't have the hops for hoops with your buddies? lost your appetite for romance? and your mood is on its way down. you might not just be getting older. you might have a treatable condition called low testosterone or low t. millions of men, forty-five or older, may have low t. so talk to your doctor about low t. hey, michael! [ male announcer ] and step out of the shadows. hi! how are you? [ male announce
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Oct 18, 2012 7:00am EDT
for crews battling a vicious wildfire just outside santa barbara, california. evacuation orders have now been lifted after firefighters launched an aggressive air and ground attack with the help of tamer than predicted winds. the fire had been threatening about 100 homes at its height. >>> new evidence that taking a daily multi-vitamin pill can reduce cancer risk for middle-aged and older men. researchers studied 15,000 men over age 50 for 11 years and found that those taking the daily vitamin cut their risk of several types of cancer by 8%. >>> well, this year's deadly west nile virus outbreak is now the second worst in our nation's history. the total number of cases has now topped 4,500 and another 15 deaths were reported last week alone due to the mosquito-bourn disease. >>> mary thompson at the new york stock exchange for us. good morning. >> european summit, investors are expressing little progress on dealing with the region's debt crisis. earnings in focus as tech giants microsoft and google report their results after the bell. and a late-day rally helped the dow eke out a
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Oct 5, 2012 4:00pm EDT
fire at a northern california refinery and a power outage at the exxon mobile plant in torrance have slowed production in the state. tonight the torrance refinery tells us operations will return to normal. >> it will help supply a lot. so, we think the high prices will start to calm down as we get through the to the weekend inand into next week. >> reporter: according to aaa, drivers are paying an extra 53 cents more per gallon than the rest of the country. and those 53 cents can add up. let's say on average the l.a. commuter drives about 300 miles a week. and your car gets about 20 miles a gallon. that means you're paying an extra $32 a month. >> be able to come to costco and get more groceries and, you know, $32 adds up. >> the national average for gas is about $3.79 a gallon. the highest ever for this time of year. the especially high prices are unique to california because the state's strict pollution standards require a special gasoline blend. also, the available inventory of gas is at a ten-year low in the golden state. >>> right now, a gallon of regular in washington is $
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Oct 22, 2012 6:00am EDT
the live desk, melissa mollet, news 4. >>> frightening video from southern california where a fire bomb attack rocked a convenience store. this man reportedly threw a molotov cocktail at a man in what police call an unprovoked attack. a woman and her child nearby were able to get away in time. police are still trying to figure out who did it and why. >>> at 6:15, police say the man accused of opening fire at a wisconsin day spa slashed his wife's tires two weeks ago. police say 45-year-old radcliffe haughton's wife had a restraining order against him. yesterday haughton walked into the brook field spa where she worked and started shooting. three were killed and four others hurt. it's not clear whether haughton's wife is among the victims. witnesses say they heard gunfire and saw smoke shortly after haughton walked into the building. >> we saw all the cops pulling guns out of their car and putting on vests. >> i saw a girl in her 20s holding a paper towel to her neck because she was bleeding from the neck. >> police spent hours searching for haughton. they found him dead inside the
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Oct 10, 2012 7:00am EDT
around, bringing rain to central and southern california. as the system makes its way on shore as you'll see in 24 hours, it's got a lot of moisture and going to drag the moisture out of the southwest. as it pushes east, we look for a lot of rain to start falling. could be flash flood watches in central and southern nevada. as this system makes its way to the west, we are looking for a risk of strong storms into the weekend and the midwest. that's what's going on around the country. >> happy tuesday, everyone. storm team 4 meteorologist, veronica johnson here. as promised, i give you a blue sky. yes, decreasing clouds, we are seeing conditions improve rap rapidly. we are at 57 degrees now with the cloud cover moving out. we are expecting some sunshine today, a lot of it. it will take the temperatures from the 50s where they are now up to 70 and 72 degrees this afternoon. so, mild today. >> and that's your latest weather. savannah. >> all right, al. thank you. coming up, why your next tax bill could go way up. what you can do to try to avoid the so-called fiscal cliff, and then you
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Oct 10, 2012 4:00pm EDT
and a california man filed harassment charges against each other. more of the media attention that always seems to follow lindsay lohan. in north long island, greg sergol, news4. >>> in charlotte, north carolina, you can see a man walking across the street get hit. by an suv. the impact throws him about ten feet into the air. the driver seems to pause for a few moments, and then leaves the scene. incredibly the pedestrian was not seriously injured. and was able to make it to his home about three blocks away. >>> we're learning more today about the doping allegations that resulted in a lifetime cycling ban for lance armstrong. the u.s. anti-doping agency says 11 former teammates testified against armstrong, and it calls his doping program the most sophisticated cycling has ever seen. investigators plan to release more than 1,000 pages of evidence today. armstrong has denied the allegations. he says promises were made to his teammates in exchange for testimony against him. >>> actor and former nfl player alex karas died today in los angeles. he was a defensive tackle with the detroit
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Oct 22, 2012 11:00am EDT
rock saturday in california. weber says the rock hit her roof wednesday but didn't think anything of it till she read that debris from the meteor could be found in her area. scientists confirm the rock was part of the meteor shower that streaked across the try above the san francisco bay area just last week. scientists are now searching the area for other space rocks. what's it like to sky dive from 24 miles above earth's surface? the only man who has done that is describing his experience. felix baumgartner opened up about his record setting jump this morning on the "today" show. he said he had to use his year of experience sky diving to gain control after beginning to spin out of control. baumgartner spent five years training for this jump. amazingly, he said he didn't enjoy it till it was over. >> i was standing on top of the world. you realize everything around is hostile and i thought, i have the privilege to stand where nobody else will stand before. you step off along the way. >> did you enjoy it at all? >> honestly, no. this is work, you know. this is hard work. later on,
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Oct 12, 2012 11:00am EDT
shuttles were given to museums. this one will go on display at the california science museum. it almost looked like a parade as people lined the streets to see the shuttle move at 2 miles an hour down the streets. to prepare, the city had to cut down 400 trees and dismantle dozens of stop ligs to make sure it can squeeze on through there. the shuttle will come within inches of a building. at some point, the shuttle will arrive at the museum tomorrow evening. barbara, as for today, it's going to manchester into englewood and will take a stop at the famous l.a. landmark, randy's doughnuts. they have a special thing going on there. they'll have a space shuttle inside randy's doughnuts. for the gold star here on friday, as we are talking the space shuttle moving at 2 miles an hour, how fast does a space shuttle usually travel? >> um, let's see -- 17,500 miles per hour? >> wow, you did your homework on that one. wow? >> am i right? wait a minute, am i right? >> that was the right answer. you did your homework. >> wow. that was a good guess. okay. thanks so much. thank you. >> you are incredi
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